Found: Bathing Suit that Would Make Me Feel Like Leeloo

[on Etsy: Honeycomb Motif Silver Swimsuit by LaBronz $91] This deconstructed silver bathing suit is seriously awesome (I know, silly tan lines, but I wear 70 spf anyway). I love that it invokes one of my favorite Sci-Fi characters, Leeloo from the Fifth Element (if only I could pull off the look like Milla). Check out LaBronz (Brooklyn, NY designer) and her amazing array of eye-catching swimwear. Wear any of her […]

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5 Trends I Love Right Now

Since I look at fashion every single day – studying the trends and uncovering the history of them – I’m pretty well-situated to fall in love with ideas. And these are the five ideas I’m in love with… PEPLUMS Other than the fact that I’m really long bodied so the off-the-rack versions are more like breast wings than cute little flourishes on my hips, I am completely in love with […]

 

Crazy Cute Cloches

Try saying ‘crazy cute cloches’ 10x fast! I loves me a good cloche. I covered cloches a week ago, but just as a refresher, these sweet hats sit close to the head and usually have no brim or a very small brim. They almost ‘hug’ the head and are bell-shaped. The cloche hat invented by Parisian milliner Caroline Reboux (another orphan -ish, much like Coco Chanel) in 1908. Reboux was quite the […]

 

Wedding Inspiration + Tools

Seems like everyone I know on Facebook is either getting married or attending a wedding these days. The season of fabulous weddings is definitely upon us! And though I have no immediate plans to get married I’m really enjoying the creativity that is going into the various weddings I’m seeing. People aren’t just doing the standard white usual type of weddings anymore (ed: ack. how white angl0-saxon centric of me! It’s […]

 

Tiffany Blue

Who can possibly claim that they don’t see the that special blue/green color (HEX #81D8D0/R129 G216  B208/Pantone 1837, btw) and instantly know that it’s Tiffany Blue. Or relate the Tiffany brand with sophisticated, spendy elegance? That little blue box is a loaded image, indeed. Even most men know the signifcance. The color itself was trademarked in 1837 when the company, itself was established. And you won’t find it’s exact match on […]

 

 
 
 

Oh Dove...Could We Love You More?

I’ve been a big fan of the Dove branding for as long as they’ve been promoting the idea of healthy beauty. So much that I even took part in one of their ads myself (hard to see me, but I’m there). But this newest ad makes my heart jump with extra joy. I love pop stars, fashion models and all strong women who can make a mark in the world, but […]

 

Great Gatsby! We Heart Flapper Dresses!

Ever since I was a little girl, I loved the beaded, dropped-waist dresses of the roaring 20′s, so you can imagine how incredibly excited I was to hear that Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby is coming to theatres! Catherine Martin, known for her amazing work on Moulin Rouge, Strictly Ballroom and Romeo and Juliet is doing the costumes again (LOVE her) and whether or not they are true to period doesn’t […]

 

5 Statement Necklaces You'll Want as Bad as We Do

For many years, I’ve been a big fan of scarves as my main staple accessory to jazz up an otherwise plain outfit, but this year another trend has emerged that has led me to shedding the scarves: STATEMENT NECKLACES. What is a statement necklace, you may ask? A statement necklace is one that is over the top bold and bright and can be worn with everything from jeans and t-shirts […]

 

Figuring Out Floral

One of the things I love most about fashion is that it is a wonderfully visible form of self-expression. I assemble my wardrobe and daily outfits to express myself on the outside what I’m feeling on the inside every day. Even though this changes daily, I still do have my own distinct style. It’s a combination of urban sophisticated and whimsical edgy – and can cross over into rocker chic […]

 

I Can't Stop Thinking About These Shoes...

I don’t know why. But ever since I saw them in this month’s LouLou Magazine (the Canadian equivalent to Lucky), I’ve been dreaming of these shoes. I don’t even like floral patterns that much (sorry floral fans!), but there is something about these that I am digging in a big way.